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MEETers run the Semi de Paris on the 6th of March for IMP

MEET fellows launched a crowd funding campaign on kapipal website for collecting money in order to support the activities of the International Mito Patients organization (IMP) ( Mitochondrial diseases are devastating disorders where the mitochondria, the batteries (energy) of the human body, are not working well. In particular the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, kidney and the endocrine and respiratory systems can be affected. The campaign objective is simple: raising awareness about mitochondrial diseases and raising money to help IMP to organize a study into developing a standard therapy for dealing with muscular pain in mitochondrial diseases. A standard which can be used by rehabilitation specialists and physiotherapists all over the world.

To launch this campaign, the fellows did a simple equation: mitochondria = energy = running, dancing, climbing and biking. Therefore, as young and motivated researchers involved in the mitochondrial field they run, dance, climb and bike to raise money. Indeed, the fellows believe that participating to sport events is a very good way to highlight the importance and the power of mitochondria and thus the importance of helping people that are lacking healthy ones.
Mitochondrial patients worldwide, as represented by International Mito-Patients, benefit from a good network between patients, researchers, clinicians and caretakers. Indeed, on the other side, researchers, clinicians and caretakers benefit from a dialogue with patients.

This is the main reason for IMP to work closely together with the MEET Project. The IMP Mission is to increase the quality of life for people with mitochondrial diseases by facilitating cross-border cooperation and collaboration among national patients' organizations. Therefore, the money raised by MEET will go to improving the carepath for patients.
Therefore, the MEET Consortium and MEET fellows will raise funds for IMP,  stressing once again the importance of collaboration between researchers, patients and clinicians, for fighting together!
All the fellows will run the Semi de Paris on March 6th 2016. A growing number of people willing to run for the cause are joining us!

DONATE and RUN with us in PARIS!

More information:
Renaud Vatrinet (MEET Fellow) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Serena Paterlini (MEET Project Manager) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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